PWC was conceptualized
in 1986 by a group of Filipino Canadian women, including domestic
workers, connected with the BC Committee for Human Rights in the
The group was organizing in the Vancouver area to gain a deeper
understanding of the Filipino community, particularly about the
situation of the increasing number of Filipino domestic workers
whose presence in Canada they saw as an urgent human rights issue.
In the Best of
PWC believes that the migration of
Filipino domestic workers in Canada has roots in the political
and economic crisis
in the Philippines.
recognized the need to study, organize, and act on the issue and
deepen the understanding of womenÕs struggles in the Philippines,
Canada, and the world. Through the efforts of six Filipino women,
the PWC was formally launched in February 1990.
PWC aims to
empower Filipino women to understand the roots of their challenges
as migrants, immigrants, women of colour and low-income earners,
and to collectively assert their struggle for their rights and
welfare. Becoming a member.